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October 5, 2017

Joe Verkennes, Director of Marketing and Communications
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI  48161
(734) 384-4207 (O), (419) 343-3063 (M) 


Dawson’s Creek Theme among Grammy-winner’s Hits

MONROE, Mich. – Grammy-winning singer and musician Paula Cole will perform at Monroe County Community College’s La-Z-Boy Center on Friday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m., celebrating the 20th Anniversary her double-platinum album, “This Fire,” which spawned the popular theme song from the hit TV show “Dawson’s Creek.”

The La-Z-Boy Center is located on MCCC’s Main Campus at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe.

“This Fire,” was release in 1996 and went double-platinum.  In addition to the “Dawson’s Creek” theme titled “I Don’t Want to Wait,” which was named one of the 100 Greatest Songs of the ‘90s” by VH1, the album spawned the mega-hit, “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?”  “This Fire” was nominated for 7 awards at the 40th Grammys.  Cole was also nominated for Producer of the Year (the first woman in Grammy history to be solely nominated as Best Producer) that year and won the Grammy for Best New Artist.

She has performed with icons in many genres of music such as Peter Gabriel, Dolly Parton, Herbie Hancock, Emmylou Harris and Burt Bacharach.  Her compositions have been covered by a diverse range of artists, and she has sold approximately 3 million albums.
Tickets are $15 can be purchase on the Web at or via phone by calling (734) 384-4272.  They can also be purchased in person at the MCCC Cashier’s Office in the Warrick Student Services/Administration Building. 

VIP tickets, which include balcony seating, munchies and a cash bar are available for $25.

Group rates, rooms and catering are available in conjunction with the concert.  For more information, contact Tom Ryder at (7344) 384-4201 or   

The 2017-18 MCCC Season of Events sponsors are Consumers Energy, DTE Energy Foundation, La-Z-Boy Incorporated, Monroe Bank & Trust, The Foundation at MCCC.

About Monroe County Community College

Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  

The college’s mission is to enrich and transform lives by providing opportunities and excellence in higher education.  The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located at 7777 Lewis Ave.,Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at